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Development II Scientist in Chaska, Minnesota at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Date Posted: 2/7/2019

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Job ID: BEC014025

About Us

Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems, found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world, produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on all seven continents. For 80 years, our products have been making a difference in peoples’ lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care.
Beckman Coulter offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and their families' lives. Whether it's a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits. We think you'll like what you see.
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Beckman Coulter is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.


The Reagent Development department designs, characterizes, and verifies new technologies for the diagnostic market. Teams in this department work together to integrate customer needs into the development process. Operators plan and perform experimental studies and evaluate the results toward this goal. In addition, associates support technologies post-launch to resolve performance issues and maintain the health of products in the field. 

This individual will be responsible for completing assignments requiring independent thought, judgment, and initiative. Individual should require a limited degree of supervision for routine work and general instructions, with guidance, on new assignments. Individual should be able to assists in developing new techniques and procedures that lead to greater departmental efficiency. All work must also meet regulatory requirements and follow company policies and procedures.  Willingness to work in an ISO9000/FDA regulated environment

Specific responsibilities include participating in development and commercialization of immunoassays for an automated system. Independently analyze simple to moderately complex experimental data as well as provide and present conclusions. Participate in verification and validation of new and modified product designs. Responsible for documentation of studies performed; includes materials, methods, and conclusions

Applicant must have considerable knowledge of good laboratory practices and scientific methods. Applicant must have the ability to use education (in accordance with company policies and procedures) to complete complex activities in creative and efficient ways. Applicants must be able to clearly articulate issues that may arise during daily activities and communicate progress to direct supervisor and peers. Applicants should also have relevant laboratory work experience to help them in the daily execution of activities.

Job Requirements


Candidates must have training in life sciences (e.g. chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, or medical related sciences), laboratory medicine, or other related clinical chemistry experience. Candidates must have at least one of the following levels of experience:
* Bachelor’s degree and +2 years of laboratory experience or Master degree with 0-2 years laboratory experience
* Candidates must have knowledge of good laboratory practices and scientific methods.
* Experience working within cross-functional teams.
* Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
* Working knowledge of statistical methods and design of experiments would be an advantage.

Diversity & Inclusion
At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.